'''Thomas Harris''' (born April 11, 1940) is an American writer, best known for a series of suspense novels about his most famous character, Hannibal Lecter
. All of his works have been made into films, the most notable being the multi-Academy Award|Oscar
-winning ''The Silence of the Lambs (film)|The Silence of the Lambs
'', which became only the third film in Academy Award history to sweep the Oscars in major categories.